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AQUAGOLD International Signs Expo 2010 Contract
2009. 24 September
by Jin Jing
(marketwire.com) AQUAGOLD International a global distributor of premier Canadian spring water products, announces the signing of a partnership agreement with the DEVNET agency of the United Nations for AQUAGOLD products to be featured in the United Nations Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. Shanghai is organizing the 2010 World Expo to be the largest world's fair ever held, and is taking the necessary steps to ensure that next year's Expo will be a successful event. In fact, the success of the 2010 World Expo is as important a priority for Shanghai as the Olympics were last year for Beijing [Financial Times 29-Apr-2009].
"This is an incredible opportunity for AQUAGOLD to introduce our product line to not only international visitors," commented Domingo M. Silvas III, CEO of AQUAGOLD, "but also to the many Chinese visitors expected to attend from across the country. We are honored to have established this relationship with the U.N., and are pleased that this latest agreement will help provide a showcase for the further validation of the quality of our product and our commitment to long-term relations in China."
The Shanghai World Expo will run from May through September 2010. The event will boast national, corporate and other pavilions, and is expected to attract 500,000 visitors per day. Approximately 200 countries are expected to feature attractions that help illustrate the unique visions of their respective countries.
Ellen Eliasoph, co-chairperson of the U.S. Expo organizing committee, is quoted in a April 29, 2009 Financial Times article as saying, "This is the most spectacular site, in the most dynamic city, in the most dynamic region in the world. This is China, and every country and every company wants to be there to show itself off to its best advantage."
The theme of the Expo is "Better City, Better Life," and the aim is to give the 70 million ordinary people expected to attend a glimpse into a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable urban future. "Our premier Canadian spring water fits perfectly with this theme," stated Mark-Oliver Hassoun, VP of Asian Market Sales, "and this prestigious partnership with the U.N. is a milestone for AQUAGOLD -- a tremendous honour and testament to the quality of our product and the confidence the Chinese have in our company."
York Tang, COO of Asian Operations, whose continued dedication, hard work and tremendous network of relationships in China helped secure this relationship, joined Messrs. Silvas and Hassoun at a signing ceremony and dinner held earlier this week to celebrate this new partnership in Shanghai. Also in attendance were the Vice Chairman and Vice President of Wolong Holdings, the Owner of Tieato, an AQUAGOLD third party distributor, and several representatives from the Arts and Culture Circles of China. The event was covered by the China Daily Media. Although the Expo won't officially begin until May of 2010, AQUAGOLD will be participating in pre-opening events beginning in March.
"Being a part of the pre-opening events will allow us to maximize the value of this event," stated Mr. Hassoun. "We are honoured that these groups are willing to put their 'stamp of approval' on our product and company granting us a privileged and globally significant international sales and marketing platform at the World Expo 2010. We are really looking forward to this opportunity."
ABOUT AQUAGOLD INTERNATIONAL:
AQUAGOLD International is pursuing its mission to provide premier Canadian spring water products to the world. The Company's vision is to become a leading international distributor of some of the most recognized brands in the market. The company has begun distributing its primary bottled water product, AQUAGOLD Premier Canadian Spring Water, to the Republic of China. Please visit the Company's corporate Website for more information: www.aquagoldinternational.com.
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